Nassau police probe Wal-Mart stampede death

Additional police officers were on patrol at the Wal-Mart in Valley Stream one day after a store employee was trampled to death by shoppers on Black Friday. Workers fixed the door that was mangled by

News 12 Staff

Dec 1, 2008, 2:21 PM

Updated 5,710 days ago

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Additional police officers were on patrol at the Wal-Mart in Valley Stream one day after a store employee was trampled to death by shoppers on Black Friday.
Workers fixed the door that was mangled by bargain-hunters, and things were back to normal Saturday. Some customers who arrived at the store were not even aware of the fatal incident.
?That's devastating,? says shopper Angela Larson. ?I probably wouldn't have come here today if I knew that.?
Jdimytai Damour, 34, was killed Friday morning when a crowd of shoppers pushed its way into the store shortly after it opened. According to police, even as rescue workers and Damour?s colleagues tried to help the man, shoppers kept shoving them.
Investigators are now looking at surveillance video to see if anyone should face criminal charges. They say, however, it may be difficult because people near the front of the line were pushed by those standing behind them who attempted to cut into the line at the last minute.


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